My first post laid out my case, stressing the dearth of historic buildings in Southeast Fairfax County, and the possibilities for adaptive use for this one.
The second one talked about what we have lost in terms of historical assets, and why it is so important we try and save what precious few are left.
The third touches on the slate roof of the building and its architectural merits.
In making a case for saving an historical asset, garnering public support is important. Sometimes, the decision is a no-brainer. Other times, it helps to remind folks why preservation is important.
Helping in that cause is a terrific article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
It highlights six points, seen below.
Please help in any way you can to save this building. We are still trying to identify its origins and uses.
- Old buildings have intrinsic value.
- When you tear down an old building, you never know what’s being destroyed.
- New businesses prefer old buildings.
- Old buildings attract people.
- Old buildings are reminders of a city’s culture and complexity.
- Regret goes only one way.